The MCH Trauma Concussion KiT
Approximately 35 - 40% of trauma cases seen at The Montreal Children’s Hospital’s are related to recreational and sports activities, of which at least 1000 have sustained concussions.
Over the past 15 years Trauma Specialist at The Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre have developed and implemented a comprehensive, proactive, inter-professional approach to the management of concussions. The approach to care is in keeping with the most recent evidence and based on clinical expertise.
The MCH Trauma Concussion KiT (second edition) contains:
3. A concussion information brochure for coaches, parents and the public at large:
In this document you will find the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do in case of a concussion, what to expect after having one and more useful advice.
4. A Concussion Pocket Card for quick reference:
It contains two quick tests to evaluate the player who is suspected of having sustained a concussion:
For the Memory Check: questions can be modified to make them specific to the sport.
For Balance Testing: Follow the simple instructions.
6. Sport specific return to play guidelines. Five step sport specific return to play action plan before you get back into the game:
- Return to rugby guidelines
- Return to basketball guidelines
- Return to hockey guidelines
- Return to football guidelines
- Return to soccer guidelines
- Return to sports following a concussion
We look forward to working together to keep our children and teens active and trauma-free.
CBC Television's host Sue Smith and The Montreal Children's Hospital Trauma Director Debbie Friedman talk about Injury Prevention Tips to help keep your children safer. Click on the following link to watch a segment; Injury Prevention: Concussions
Last updated: August 2013, January 2016